Deep in colour, with a nose of sweet vanilla, cinnamon, and blackberries. The palate is rich and suave, with fleshy black fruits and a hint of cigar box bursting through the fine, rounded tannins. The toasty oak builds through to the finish, which is ripe and opulent but tamed by vibrant acidity. An absolutely delicious, hedonistic effort this year.
|Score: 16+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2019|
Blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Moulin Saint-Georges is deep purple-black colored and opens slowly to display notions of sautéed herbs, menthol and pencil shavings over a core of chocolate-covered cherries, baked plums and cedar plus a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly played with lively, juicy fruit framed by plush tannins and finishes with a floral skip in its step.
|Score: 92/94||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019|
This shows brightness and firmness with lovely tannin and acidity balance to the ripe fruit. Racy at the end.
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019|
The 2018 Moulin Saint-Georges is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Although not especially complex, Moulin Saint-Georges has a sense of immediacy that is positively irresistible. Inky dark fruit, lavender, mint and licorice all flesh out in a juicy, lush Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring.
|Score: 89/92||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019|
Black core. Dark-fruited with ripe cassis, spicy. Juicy and fresh on the palate, packed with fruit and nicely smooth tannins even though they are powerful. Juicier and fresher than the Ch Simard. Well balanced and so much fruit. Just a bit charry on the finish, a hint of burnt toast at the very end.
|Score: 16||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019|
A blend of 80/20 Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Château Moulin Saint-Georges comes from a vineyard just down the slope from Ausone, on the southern side of the village of Saint-Émilion. It’s a beautiful wine that has a smoky, dark-fruited style as well as notes of crushed rocks, white truffle, cedar, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and lightly textured on the palate, it shines for both its complexity and elegance, and will drink nicely for two decades or more.
|Score: 92/94||Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019|
(80 Merlot, 20 Cabernet Franc) | 100% new oak for 18 months | The Merlot was harvested on 28th September and 1st October and the Cabernet Franc was harvested on the 9th October This is a wonderfully complete wine with freshness and depth and also a lovely lifted perfume. The palate is not too tense and so it is easy to appreciate the black fruit and the finish is long and fine, without being too dry or hard. The oak, while powerful, is very well integrated in this wine.
|Score: 17+||Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, April 2019|